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Without getting too in depth, here are some initial observations from watching the game live regarding why the Seahawks continue to struggle on offense—we'll revisit some of these as the week goes on:
1. Jackson is still struggling with ball security on the snap. He fumbled a snap last week in the 49ers red zone and by my count mishandled three snaps in this game—two in the shotgun and one under center. Luckily, none resulted in turnovers.
2. Jackson doesn't appear to have consistent anticipation and chemistry with his receivers. A second quarter, third-and-long incomplete pass to Ben Obomanu—not a good throw, but a catchable ball—could have been thrown sooner. On the fantastic second-quarter sideline grab by Golden Tate, Jackson wanted Tate to release deep before he threw the shorter pass; on an incomplete third down play to Mike Williams in the third quarter, Jackson threw the ball late and Williams made the catch out of bounds instead of for the first.
3. Eleven different receivers had a catch, but Zach Miller and Mike Williams combined for two catches, 22 yards on five targets. Again, Seattle struggled to get their main weapons involved.
4. Seattle had second and three or less three times in their first four second-half drives; all three plays were runs to the right side for minus-2, 1, minus-1. The minus-2 was Leon Washington's only carry. Another viewing will determine whether or not Seattle disguised these plays well, but this is the type of predictability Seattle needs to remove from their offense.
5. Seattle's two-minute drill to end the first half left a lot to be desired. A Jackson scramble for minus-2 and an Okung false start set up a 2nd-and-17, killing any attempt to move the ball.